University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library
Digital Research ServicesTaylor Davis-Van Atta, Director, Digital Research Commons
University of Houston Libraries provides a growing suite of open publishing services and solutions for a wide range of student and faculty scholarly works, born-digital exhibits, open educational resources, and bespoke digital research projects and outputs.
- Publishing activities began: 2010
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English
- Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 100%
- Professional staff: 3
- Undergraduates: 2
- Library operating budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); expansive digital publications (digital humanities or other complex multimedia projects); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty||300||300|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student||350||350|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)||14||14|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||600||400|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||2||2|
|Journals, campus-based student-created||1||1|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues||1||1|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||122||122|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- digital humanities
- medical humanities
- art history / archeology
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
- Name of consortium: Texas Digital Library
- Type of support: Texas Digital Library provides hosting for our open repositories (institutional and data) and OJS3-run journals
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- multimedia/interactive content
- locally developed software
- DOI distribution
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- contract/license preparation
- data visualization
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- image services
- ISSN registry
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
UH Libraries continues to build its capacity to host, maintain, and preserve digital research projects and interactive web-based publications; expand its Alternative Textbook Incentive/OER Program; and launch production and publication support for open access scholarly monographs and other book-length digital outputs.
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